Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Black photos at nite with flash

I have the exact problem. only had the camera for about 2 yrs. usually i have to take atleast 3 shots b4 the picture comes out. i have a feeling the flash is either late or too early and not in time with the photo capture. is there a fix?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sniper:

    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 71 Answers

It's very difficult to pinpoint an issue with what you've given here. Particularly since flash photography at night can be hit or miss anyway.

I actually wrote a review for Popular Photography & Imaging on your camera... You can read it here:

http://www.popphoto.com/Reviews/Cameras/Camera-Review-Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-T10

And while I really LIKE your camera, it does have its' limitations, particularly with the flash at night. It's small and not very powerful in comparison to a full-size/feature flash unit. Because of this, here's a few things you should keep in mind when you shoot at night with a flash:

Allow the flash enough time to "recycle". In other words, when the flash fires, it needs to replenish power to make another full-power flash exposure. If you're shooting images very quickly, you may not be at full power for each frame. The T10 has a flash-ready indicator, so make sure it's activated before you shoot your images.

Stay close- There's a thing in photography called the "Law of Inverse Square". Basically, this means that when you double your flash-to-subject distance, your light intensity is cut down to ONE QUARTER of your previous distance. The T10 has a very small flash, so this becomes critical for good images.

Be reasonable in your expectations. The T10- or any other camera-mounted flash for that matter, won't light an entire stadium or something that's more than 10 feet with your flash or 50 feet with a full-power/size flash.

If you're following these guidelines, and you're still having issues with dark images, try upping your ISO to a higher setting to add some sensitivity to the sensor. Doubling your ISO cuts the light required to make a good exposure in half. If you've done this and the images are still black, you may want to take the camera to a repair shop for evaluation.

I shot several photos that should be included with the story on POP's web site, so you can see that the camera IS capible of shooting some nice flash image, but again, were done with an understanding of the camera's limitations.

Hope this helps you out!

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

All nite time pics are blacked out what can I do to fix it.


If the day time pictures are good then the setttings for the night shots must be selected according to the light intensity. Please check on the menu for night settings if you are intenting a low light shoot. Also make sure that the flash is active, in most of the present day samml cameras, the flash THROW is low and so the SUBJECT must not be too far as the picture will appear dark. So when using flash in a dark scene have the subject within 5-7 feet as the small flash will not be able to capture the openess. Also you can use a SLAVE flash to counter this and give a better prospective.

Sep 29, 2011 | Moultrie I-35 Digital Camera

2 Answers

I have a Canon Power Shot A720. Outdoor photos are beautiful. Indoor photos are always grainy/blurry...a lot of noise. I have tried the ISP feature but there are only two choices... 1. Auto or 2....


Hi Usually outdoor picture are good within small compact camera. They designed like that. But now your unit just have flash pcb defective. When flash function work, your picture will be good indoor. Regarding your flash unit would be brown fuse or replacement of flash unit. It is 50 and 50 chance. Your local repair shop would charge around $35 to 95 depend on what they really want to charge. Thanks and best regard!

May 24, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera

2 Answers

My camera is showing e91 error and no flash


It is the falsh module that has broken and needs replacing. (probably not worth it on a W50 due to cost.
but try the following.
I have a method to stop the E:91:01 error flashing on the screen.it were not solve the flash function but atleast you can use the camera without flash.
1)at setup do a initialize.
2)go to flash function to turn off the flash (must do it fast,b4 the E91:01 appear,if not you need to reset it again )
by now E91:01 will never appear.you can use it like normal,be sure not to turn on your flash again or go to night mode.if not you need to perform step 1 & 2 again.hope it help.

Feb 03, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Sony DSC-W50 camera Error msg E:91:01


Hi,

Please follow the instructions given below
1. Turn OFF cam
2. Remove the battery or the power supply
3. Turn the switch to CAMERA for about 30 sec
4. Turn the switch to OFF
5. Install the battery or power supply
6. Turn the switch to MEMORY
7. Open the LCD cover and press the RESET button ( small inner button )
8. You will be prompt to adjust date/time. Do it
9. Take some pictures


Second step:
1)at setup do a initialize.
2)go to flash function to turn off the flash (must do it fast,b4 the E91:01 appear,if not you need to reset it again )
by now E91:01 will never appear.you can use it like normal,be sure not to turn on your flash again or go to night mode.if not you need to perform step 1 & 2 again.

Let me know, if need further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Oct 07, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

1 Answer

CAMERA WILL NOT FLASH AT NITE


DSX-1 interface. Pinouts for each of the RJ-48C jacks are RCV to the DSX-1 from the span on pins 1 and 2, .... DSX-1 Drop. RJ-48 C, terminal blocks. Power Supply Options ... HiGAINMINI SHELF. INPUT: WITH PS 100/120 VAC. 1.0A 50/60 Hz

Sep 10, 2009 | Moultrie MFH-DGS-200 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Dark photos


first open the cover of the power shot and take photo

Aug 16, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Need help fast b4 prom


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

May 25, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Pictures nearly black (overexposed )


Hi! It's weird that 1/2 of your photos were too dark. You didn't mention about the flash. Eventhough it is on auto mode, at night you still need to turn on the flash manually. Normally, it is a curve arrow pointing downward, you need to point your mode selector there. What brand of camera are you using though?

May 05, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Bottom 2/3 of photo is black


It sounds like your autofocusing mirror is loose and obstructing the shutter.

Apr 03, 2008 | Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital...

4 Answers

Sony DSC-W50 Flash Error code-E:91:01


I have a method to stop the E:91:01 error flashing on the screen.it were not solve the flash function but atleast you can use the camera without flash. 1)at setup do a initialize. 2)go to flash function to turn off the flash (must do it fast,b4 the E91:01 appear,if not you need to reset it again ) by now E91:01 will never appear.you can use it like normal,be sure not to turn on your flash again or go to night mode.if not you need to perform step 1 & 2 again.hope it help.

Jul 25, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Cyber-shot  DSC-T10 Digital Camera Logo

117 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

james laughton
james laughton

Level 3 Expert

2168 Answers

JonSnell Electronic
JonSnell Electronic

Level 3 Expert

22111 Answers

Are you a Sony Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...